Twitch now available on Chromecast

Twitch is the latest app to hit Google's Chromecast.

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Twitch is making it a little easier to catch your favorite live streams from the comfort of your living room. The streaming provider is now offering Chromecast support, meaning you'll be able to send live video straight from your laptop, Android, or iOS device to your television.

Twitch chat will remain active on your remote device as the live Twitch event is streamed on television. Any device connected to your Wi-Fi network can also act as a remote control and switch out streams at any time or access playback controls without stopping the live broadcast.

"We are often asked if Twitch will ever be available on TV. My response is, we already are! Our Xbox and Playstation integrations make it a one-click process to watch Twitch on your big screen," said Twitch's VP of Marketing Matthew DiPietro, VP of Marketing in a press release. "Chromecast is the latest in a line of products and features that make it easy to have a 'living room' Twitch experience. It's been one of the most requested features from our community so we’re excited to get it into the wild."

For more on this new feature, be sure to check out the Twitch blog.

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